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Hartman Reserve Nature Center

Northeast Iowa Paddle Fest

Hartman Reserve Nature Center, Black Hawk County

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Keynote speaker, Ben Hoksch, will talk about his solo trip paddling the length of the Mississippi River.  
Organized youth groups can get if for $15
To register e-mail by Thursday , March 20th to be eligible for lunch.
Paddlefest Time Table
10:15-10:30am- Welcome and Introductions

10:30-11:15 am- Breakout Sessions
  • Kayak Rescue in the pool with Crawdaddy Outdoors (locker rooms provided, must bring your own towel)
  • Wilderness Trip Prep
11:30-12:30 pm Lunch Provided

12:45-1:50 pm Keynote Ben Hoksch- Ben Hoksch was born and raised in Johnston, Iowa. Memorable trips to his father’s hometown of Lansing, IA on the Mississippi River fostered a love for the outdoors. He is currently a student at UNI pursuing a Masters in Biology through the Tallgrass Prairie Center and lives on a small acreage SE of Parkersburg. He can commonly be found exploring public land in Black Hawk County and foraging for wild foods. Ben started his Mississippi River adventure on the 21st of July at Lake Itasca, MN, and ended on the 3rd of December 2012 in the Gulf of Mexico, a total of 134 days.

2:05-2:50 pm- Breakout Sessions
  • Paddle Demos with Crawdaddy Outdoors (locker rooms provided, must bring your own towel)
  • Stand Up Paddle Board- Todd Robertson IADNR
3:05-4:00 pm- Breakout Sessions
  • Black Hawk Creek Paddle Trail Update
  • Elkader Whitewater - The What, Where, Why and How of a 6-Year Project
4:00-4:15 pm- Thank Yous and wrap-up

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Northeast Iowa Paddle Fest


Saturday, March 22, 2014
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM


River Hills School
2700 Grand Blvd
Cedar Falls, IA 50613
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Adults - $10.00
Children - $2.00


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